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Solent Week Cruise

May 18 - May 26


This trip promises to be full of interest with four stops over nine days around the Solent. This trip will suit both those new to cruising and the more experienced members that love to sail in company and help newer members enjoy more of their sailing.

First stop on our trip around the Solent is Lymington, with it’s walks across the foreshores looking out over the Solent, and it’s short walk into Lymington where you have a large range of interesting shops, eateries and a lively market on Saturdays. This venue is booked for the first weekend and members not wishing to continue around the Solent can come straight back to PYC at the end of the weekend.

Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th May (2 nights).

Second stop, Beaulie Marina and River. Such a lovely place to stay with walks up the river to the picturesque village of Beaulie and the wonderful history of Bucklers Hard with it’s museum and heritage shipwrights school, or you can wander up the river in your dinghy to see the sights from a different angle.

Monday 20th – Tuesday 21st May (2 nights).

Third stop Mercury Yacht Harbour on the Hamble River. This marina is set in a sheltered wooded site where the shallow waters of Badnam Creek join the River Hamble. Originally built by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the marina offers berthing for 360 boats and enjoys deep water at all states of tide. Its excellent facilities include the Gaff Rigger bar and restaurant and a good chandlers. The marina is also just a 20-minute walk from Hamble village where you have a few interesting shops and a good supply of eateries. You can also take your dinghy up the river Hamble for a very interesting trip, I wonder how many of you have done that one.

Wednesday 22nd – Thursday 23rd May (2 nights).

Last stop Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. There is just a short walk from the marina to the centre of Cowes with all its shops, restaurants, and nautical places of interests. There is a lovely walk along the foreshore past the Cowes gundeck with stunning views over the Solent. The marina has good facilities and an onsite, award winning, Basque Kitchen restaurant specialising exquisite cuisine from the Basque Region, well worth a visit.

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th May (3 nights)

We intend to leave Cowes on Monday 27th May and return to Poole.

Alternative Arrangements:

We can adjust the booking for those skippers that may not be able to do the whole trip. If you let us know the times/days you can attend then we can make the neccessary arrangements with the Marina. Please state this in the ‘Requirements’ box on the booking form

To book this cruise and any others you would like to participate in then please go to our online booking form HERE

Once your Cruise Booking form has been sent you will immediately receive a confirmation/payment email with the PYCCS bank account details into which you should pay your £5 fees for the cruises you’ve booked. PLEASE NOTE: If you don’t receive this email within 5 minutes, from sending your booking form, then please look in your Spam or Junk folders as some email browsers see automated replies from websites as Spam or Junk mail.


May 18
May 26
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Peter Hayton
07803 283083